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Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee & Susan McClelland.

Lee, Sungju (author.). McClelland, Susan. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 12 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - The Third Place Teen Library T 951.93 LEE (Text) 840191002256693 Teen - Nonfiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL 951.93 LEE YA (Text) 36241000398782 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library YA LEE (Text) 33187004119323 YA Fiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library YA B LE (Text) 30477100985070 Adult: Biography Available -
LaGrange Co PL - Topeka Branch YA B LE (Text) 30477100983141 Young Adult: Biography Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon J 921 LEE (Text) 36825000851046 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 951.9305 LEE (Text) 39231033228277 Young Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library TEEN 921 LEE (Text) 39206021283716 Teen NF Checked out 06/13/2018
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL YA 951.93 LEE (Text) 30419101512920 Young Adult Non-Fic. Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster YA 951.93 LEE (Text) 72436000116589 YA Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419721328
  • ISBN: 1419721321
  • Physical Description: xv, 314 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his 'brothers'; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
880 Lexile.
Subject: Lee, Sungju > Childhood and youth.
Lee, Sungju > Family.
Boys > Korea (North) > Biography.
Homeless boys > Korea (North) > Biography.
Street children > Korea (North) > Biography.
Survival > Korea (North)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Asia.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty.
Korea (North) > History > 1994-2011 > Biography.
Korea (North) > Social conditions.
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Sungju Lee speaks across Europe, Asia, and North America about his experiences and about North Korean political social issues. He lives in South Korea but studies in England.

Susan Elizabeth McClelland’s first book, Bite of the Mango, was a worldwide sensation, published in more than 30 countries. She lives in Toronto, Canada.


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